Великобритания голосует, а реальность ждет

ЛОНДОН. Мне бы не хотелось, чтобы это звучало, как хвастовство, однако последний раз консервативная партия побеждала на выборах в Великобритании в 1992 году, когда премьер-министром был Джон Мейджор. В то время председателем партии, который руководил победной кампанией, был я.

Мы победили на выборах, однако я проиграл собственную гонку за место в парламенте, и меня отослали в Гонконг в качестве последнего губернатора британской колонии. Таким образом, меня не было рядом, когда консервативная партия, потеряв волю к управлению, решила в середине 1990-х годов отставить в сторону роль Великобритании в Европе. Как сказал Уинстон Черчилль, проблема политического убийства заключается в том, что вы всю жизнь будете об этом сожалеть.

Несмотря на то, что Мейджор провел экономику через период пострецессионного восстановления, он проиграл Тони Блэру в 1997 году, завершив восемнадцатилетний период правления консервативной партии, что также ознаменовало тринадцатилетний период правления лейбористов, который, вероятно, закончится, когда в Великобритании 6 мая пройдут новые выборы правительства.

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